Race, Gender & Citizenship in the 1904 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition

Faculty Name:
Wanda Pillow

Department:
Gender Studies

Faculty College:
Cultural & Social Transformation

Email:
wanda.pillow@utah.edu


Project Description:

The 1904 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, held in Portland Oregon, provides an interesting case study to look at how race, gender, sexuality and citizenship were conceptualized at the time and how those conceptualizations impacted key social attitudes and public policy. The Exposition was a celebration of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Exposition but provided a venue for social and political meetings and exhibits. Specifically planning records and communications, Exposition records, photos and media will be examined.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

archival research & analysis


Student Benefits:

develop archival research skills; develop archival analysis skills; develop socio-cultural intersectional analysis skills specifically in race, gender, Indigenous, sexuality


Project Duration:

ongoing until 2021; 5-10 hours per week


Minimum Requirements:

dependability; interest in topic